What is the effect of pressure on vascular resistance and tissue blood flow?

Does increased arterial pressure increase or decrease vascular resistance?

What is critical closing pressure?

Authored By komal zafar on Thursday 22nd November 2012


Miss Luna Ibrahim
Medical Student - Warwick
Posted almost 8 years ago

There are two factors in this question I think:

  1. The physics of flow in closed rigid circuits
  2. The physiology of the human body

In physics terms pressure doesn't affect resistance. Flow is a function of pressure